38 Mapo Tofu

Nancy Chung


Classic tofu recipe!


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20 Min
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  • 1 box
    box soft tofu
  • 1 tsp
    black bean
  • 1 stalk(s)
    green onion chopped
  • 4 oz
    ground pork
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 tsp
    soy sauce
  • 2 c
    of water
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine
  • 1 tsp
    chili bean paste
  • 2 tsp
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
    chili power
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp
    chili oil

How to Make 38 Mapo Tofu


  1. In boiling water add a little salt and quickly cook the tofu. Leave in boiling water for few seconds. Remove and set aside.
  2. In a pain heat up some oil and add peppercorns. Let the peppercorns infuse the oil for the spicy pepper flavor. Remove peppercorn and keep the oil in the pain.
  3. Marinate the ground pork with 1 teaspoon of water ,a pinch of pepper powder,1 teaspoon of soy sauce and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch. Mix well
  4. Using the same oil as earlier cook the ginger and garlic. Once the ginger and garlic is cooked at the chili bean sauce and black bean.
  5. Then add ground pork ,chili bean paste ,black bean white wine and saute. Cook partially, remove and set aside.
  6. In the same pan, add the tofu and 2 bowls of hot water. One water is boiled, add the ground pork, chili powder or paprika, soy sauce, oyster sauce, and a little sugar.
  7. Create a corn starch mixture with water and add that to the pan. Then add pepper, pour a little sesame oil, stir well and put into a crockpot. Broil till the sauce thickens and then add chili and chopped green onions.

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About 38 Mapo Tofu

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Tofu/Soy
Regional Style: Asian

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